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Posted on Dec 25
Practice! Yes, Tom Thibodeau was talking about practice after the Bulls ruined the Brooklyn Nets’ Christmas Day with an inspiring 95-78 victory and perhaps the birth of a new attitude.
Yes, Thibodeau was talking about the game in which Taj Gibson was dominant with 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks back in his native Brooklyn, Jimmy Butler had 15 …
Posted on Dec 24
Christmas morning is one for surprises, and starting at 11 a.m., the NBA is getting one.
No Derrick Rose, no Brook Lopez, Paul Pierce barely avoiding a suspension, Luol Deng likely out with an Achilles problem, Carmelo Anthony uncertain with a sprained ankle, Kevin Garnett calcifying.
“We’ll go in there and probably think of Game 7 for a minute,” said …
Posted on Dec 14
The best thing about the Bulls’ 91-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks Friday was not Mike Dunleavy’s banked in three-pointer with 5.8 seconds left.
Though it was pretty kooky.
“When it left my hand I went, ‘This is going to bank in.’ And it did,” said Dunleavy. “I can’t say when I set out to shoot the ball I was …
Posted on Dec 12
Do the Bulls have any All-Stars?
Well, not the way they’ve been playing lately, you might say.
But they have some players who will be able to make a good case for the Eastern Conference team in the next month.
The NBA Thursday released the first fan balloting results for the Feb. 16 All-Star game in New Orleans. And the …
Posted on Dec 4
Luol Deng always has been a man, a United Nations Refuge Humanitarian of the Year award winner, the NBA’s Sportsmanship award winner, an ICON role model award from a major entertainment publication and various community service commendations.
Now Deng has to be, “the Man,” that much identified, if somewhat of a contradictory designation in a team sport.
“It’s something I’ve …
Posted on Oct 29
1. Oct. 29: Heat in Miami. It doesn’t get much hotter. For a ticket, anyway. Perhaps the most anticipated game of the 2013-14 season. There’s obviously not much significance to the first game in an 82-game season. But this is the Heat getting their championship rings from commissioner David Stern presenting them for the final times as he retires this …
Posted on Oct 26
The Bulls finished the NBA preseason the only undefeated team, leading everyone in point differential and one of two teams yielding fewer than 90 points per game. The Bulls were leading in field goal defense and in the top three in rebounding.
Of course, the statistics don’t count. But they suggest a Bulls team as prepared as any for the …
Posted on Aug 6
The NBA Tuesday unveiled its 2013-14 schedule, and most of the featured dates and games during the season involve the Bulls and Derrick Rose.
The season opens October 29 with the traditional ring ceremony for the champions, the Miami Heat. The Bulls will be the opponent in one of the three opening night games with the Magic playing the Pacers …
Posted on Jun 27
In the annual NBA Draft Thursday, the Bulls selected the potential replacement for Marco Belinelli.
The Brooklyn Nets apparently added two of the top players in NBA history, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
The story of the draft was less the surprise of Anthony Bennett going No. 1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Nerlens Noel falling to No. …
Posted on Apr 3
There’s the luck of the Irish, and then there’s Murphy’s Law, which is basically what’s been happening to the Bulls of late, the latest in Tuesday’s 90-86 loss to the Washington Wizards.
You know, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”
And what more appropriate place these days than the nation’s capital?
With Joakim Noah, Marco Belinelli, Richard Hamilton …